eastern pondhawk

(Erythemis simplicicollis)

Conservation Status
eastern pondhawk
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: 17 16 to 1

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Ponds, marshes, ditches, swamps. Most still waters, except bogs.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Mid-June to early September

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nymph Food

 
 

Aquatic invertebrates

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

Small flying insects

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 16, 18, 24, 30.

 
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Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)  
 

Suborder

Epiprocta  
  Infraorder Anisoptera (dragonflies)  
 

Superfamily

Cavilabiata  
 

Family

Libellulidae (skimmers)  
 

Genus

Erythemis  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Lepthemis simplicicollis

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

common pondhawk

eastern pondhawk

green clearwing

green jacket

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

Lyndale Park, Minneapolis, MN

Video by Gerry Garcia

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  HD Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly 2016
Published on Aug 11, 2016
 
   
 
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A very brief look at an adult male Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly. Though they are common around ponds etc. this is the only one I have seen and it didn't stick around long. It wasn't over 2 inches in length. A small but somewhat colorful dragonfly. Filmed along a pond in Minnesota.

   
       
Other Videos
 
  Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly (female)
Stoil Ivanov
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 11, 2011

Eastern Pondhawk ( female) also known as a Common Pondhawk ( Erythemis simplicicollis ) video taken at Bluff Spring Fen 7-09-2011

   
       
  Common Pondhawk Dragonfly (Libellulidae: Erythemis simplicicollis) Close-up
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 3, 2011

Photographed at Nisswa, Minnesota (01 July 2011).

   
       
  Dragonfly, Part 1 - August 2, 2013
Don Gagnon
 
   
 
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Published on Aug 5, 2013

Dragonfly, Part 1, Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), Abrams Rock, Village Park, Swansea, Massachusetts, Friday afternoon, August 2, 2013, 6:30 PM / 6:34 PM / 6:41 PM - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS MVI_38344 / MVI_38350 / MVI_38369; 5:20 min.

   
       
  Common Pondhawk (Libellulidae: Erythemis simplicicollis) on Leaf
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Aug 7, 2010

Photographed at Itasca State Park, Minnesota (06 August 2010).

   
       

 

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Alfredo Colon
10/16/2019

Location: Woodbury, MN

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8/4/2019

Location: Lyndale Park, Minneapolis, MN

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7/4/2016

Location: Lebanon Hills Regional Park

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7/19/2016

Location: Keller Regional Park

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